merican workers want better conditions and benefits for their labor, and more employers are trying to meet those demands. One increasingly popular perk? Student loan repayment plans.
Student loan repayment benefits have been on the rise, with the amount of employers offering them increasing from 8% in 2019 to 17% in 2020, but they’re still relatively uncommon. And finding employers whose benefits match your needs can be a daunting task when you’re on the job hunt. Add in the fact that federal student loan payments resume in less than 90 days, and there’s more pressure than ever on workers to find a job situation that can help them with that burden.
a free database where job seekers can search for open positions at companies that offer employer-sponsored student loan repayment as an employee benefit.
“We really wanted to showcase both the diverse range and cross section of companies that are providing these benefits,” says Greg Poulin, CEO and co-founder of Goodly.
The tool has initially been launched as a collaborative document so that users can suggest edits and submit information about companies that haven’t already been included. While Goodly is itself a student loan benefits provider, the database includes any employer that offers some form of repayment assistance, whether they’re a client or not.
Users can search by location, industry or company size, and then click through to see all the open positions.
The benefits provider plans to add 2,000 companies to the database by next week, and has predicted it will have over 5,000 companies by the end of the year. The tool could also influence companies that aren’t yet offering student loan repayments to consider doing so, Poulin says.